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WITH CLUES FROM THE WAR MAPS

New York Times, Sunday, October 25, 1942

Author: Alexis P. Boodberg
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 178, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.02, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 664 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 114, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 121
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 37
Across Down
1. Island of Dutch East Indies. : MADURA
7. Starch from a palm tree. : SAGO
11. Highway. : ROAD
15. Malay of Central Luzon. : TAGALA
21. The pineapple. : ANANAS
22. Largest river of Far East Russia. : AMUR
23. Westernmost of the Aleutian Islands. : ATTU
24. Island province of Portugal. : AZORES
25. Ukrainian river, tributary of Don. : DONETS
26. Warlike. : BELLONIAN
28. American Indian. : MOHAVE
29. Narrow inlet. : RIA
30. The number of the oceans. : SEVEN
32. Bombs: slang. : EGGS
33. Capital of Ukraine. : KIEV
35. Herd of whales. : GAM
36. Babylonian sky god. : ANAT
38. Pikelike fish. : GAR
39. Open. : GAPE
40. British prisoner since May 10, 1941. : HESS
41. "___ soit qui mal y pense." : HONI
42. French colony in Western Africa. : SENEGAL
44. Indigenous race of Japan. : AINU
45. Earth. : DIRT
46. Horse blanket. : MANTA
47. Donate these for scrap. : RAILINGS
49. Soothing. : BALSAMIC
51. Old German liquid measure. : ANKER
54. God of love. : EROS
55. Japanese invasion base at New Guinea. : BUNA
56. One of China's capitals. : NANKING
60. Great region of Central Asia. : TURKESTAN
62. Nizam's dominions, India. : HYDERABAD
64. Bishopric. : SEE
65. Isthmus north of Singapore. : KRA
66. Rebukes. : TUTS
67. Meals for service men. : MESS
68. Hawaiian pits for baking. : IMUS
69. Struck. : SMIT
70. London precinct, refuge for criminals. : ALSATIA
72. Spare piece. : PART
73. Instrument for manual operation. : TOOL
74. Repasts. : MEALS
75. Orderly. : MEAT
76. Uncivilized. : BARBAROUS
78. Lofty reputation. : FAME
79. Apertures. : SLOTS
81. Hinders. : BARS
82. Temple of ancient Rome. : NADS
83. Aged persons. : SENILES
86. Heroine of Verdi opera. : AIDA
87. About 2 pounds in Greece. : MINA
88. Revise. : EDIT
89. Hog plum of India. : AMRA
90. Mountain near site of ancient Troy. : IDA
91. Brig. Gen. Eaker. : IRA
92. Hero of various German legends. : SIEGFRIED
94. The naval shield of Leningrad. : KRONSTADT
96. Building for street railway equipment. : CARBARN
98. Furrow: var. : FURR
99. Gas. : FUEL
100. Biblical mountain. : SINAI
101. One of the Seven Hills of Rome. : AVENTINE
103. Forerunner of the Zeppelins. : PARSEVAL
105. Alaskan town on Baranof Island. : SITKA
108. Gaelic names. : IANS
109. Great Siberian river, to Arctic Ocean : LENA
110. Hindu atheist. : NASTIKA
114. ___ Ben Adhem. : ABOU
115. Poison. : BANE
116. Famous Turkish fortress taken by Russians. : KARS
117. Interjection enjoining silence. : HSN
118. Break suddenly. : SNAP
119. Fortify. : MAN
120. Perceived by sensation. : FELT
121. Old French measure. : AUNE
122. Moslem judge. : HAKIM
124. ___ polloi. : HOI
125. Capital of Turkey. : ANKARA
127. Great commercial city on Lower Volga. : ASTRAKHAN
130. Little lump. : NODULE
132. Grower. : RAISER
133. Edges. : RIMS
134. Grain. : OATS
135. Pertaining to deserts. : EREMIC
136. Relatives through male line. : AGNATS
137. In a murderous frenzy. : AMOK
138. Propound. : POSE
139. Moon goddess. : SELENE
1. One of three principal sea ports of British India. : MADRAS
2. Of the wild ox of Celebes. : ANOINE
3. Pertaining to the Greeks. : DANAAN
4. One: French. : UNE
5. Rodents. : RATS
6. Javelin of South Africa. : ASSEGAI
7. Weapon. : SABER
8. Word of hearty approval. : AMEN
9. Persian rose. : GUL
10. City of Joan of Arc. : ORLEANS
11. Place for shooting practice. : RANGE
12. Inventor of elevator brake. : OTIS
13. Tribesman of Mindanao. : ATA
14. Doughnut-dippers. : DUNKERS
15. Domesticates. : TAMES
16. Sea between North Caucasus. : AZOV
17. Bengal lizard. : GOH
18. Ancient province of Spain. : ARAGON
19. Countries washed by Eastern Mediterranean. : LEVANT
20. Loss of power to recognize symbols. : ASEMIA
27. Soviet secret service. : OGPU
31. Capital of Malta. : VALLETTA
34. Present name of Constantinople. : ISTANBUL
37. River of North Caucasus, to Caspian Sea. : TEREK
39. Light one-horse carriages. : GIGS
40. Mirthful. : HILARIOUS
41. Chop. : HACK
43. Italian sentry boxes. : GARETTAS
44. In a little while. : ANON
45. Native of Copenhagen. : DANE
46. Intellect. : MIND
48. Cleopatra's maid. : IRAS
49. Undeveloped shoots. : BUDS
50. Dutch name of Meuse River. : MAAS
51. Largest of Andreanof group of Aleutians. : ATKA
52. Knot in wood: var. : NURL
53. Capital of Adigey area, N. Caucasus. : KRASMODAR
55. One present but not taking part. : BYSTANDER
57. One of a Moslem sect. : ISMAELIAN
58. Masculine name. : NEIL
59. Obtains. : GETS
61. Complete outer costume. : SUIT
62. Medicinal plant. : HERB
63. Hebrew prophet. : AMOS
67. Roman war god. : MARS
69. Half: prefix. : SEMI
71. Dwarf negrito of Philippines. : AETA
72. Waxy substance. : PARAFFINE
73. Sound of a horn. : TODT
74. Place of Battle of Bull Run. : MANASSAS
76. Thump. : BANG
77. Sudden attack. : RAID
78. Flowerless plant. : FERN
79. Mediterranean vessel. : SAIC
80. A nickel in Italy. : LIRA
81. Happening once in two years. : BIENNIAL
83. Battle center of Soviet front in 1941. : SMOLENSK
84. Old Norse songs. : EDDA
85. Egyptian queen of gods. : SATI
87. Deep mud. : MIRE
88. Ireland. : EIRE
89. Greek war god. : ARES
92. Yugoslav river, flowing into Danube. : SAVA
93. Ladders in hosiery. : RUNS
94. Largest river of Transcaucasia. : KURA
95. Inclines. : TILTS
97. Principal oil center of Soviet Russia. : BAKU
99. Winnows. : FANS
102. Blare of a trumpet. : TANTARA
103. Isthmus of Crimean peninsula. : PEREKOP
104. New Zealand women. : VANINES
105. Former name of Kuibyshev. : SAMARA
106. One of the chief Philippine dialects. : IBANAG
107. French protectorate in Indo-China. : TONKIN
109. Miss Turner of the films. : LANA
111. Inter. : INHUME
112. Pure white clay. : KAOLIN
113. For each. : APIECE
115. Short sellers. : BEARS
116. Base of German offensive on Russia in 1942. : KURSK
117. Former guild of Hamburg. : HANSE
120. Chafe. : FRET
121. Steam: comb. form. : ATMO
122. Head coverings. : HATS
123. Greater quantity. : MORE
126. King of Judah. : ASA
128. Diminutive of Timoshenko's first name. : SIM
129. Chinese weight. : HAO
131. State of U. S.: abbr. : DEL

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 106 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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